2018 Professional Development Training Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsorships are available for every budget and marketing goal — choose the one that's right for you! 

 

Platinum Level: $35,000/opportunity

All Platinum Level sponsors enjoy benefits unique to their selected opportunity, and the following standard benefits:
  1. Guaranteed spot on the conference technical committee — help shape the agenda by coordinating education sessions and selecting speakers.
  2. Six complimentary conference registrations.
  3. Opportunity to give welcome remarks during a general session (date and time determined by AGA).
  4. 50 percent discount on exhibit space.

Platinum-level opportunities:

Welcome Reception

The excitement starts here! Be the first to welcome attendees to the PDT. The Welcome Reception is a tremendous attraction and serves as the official “kick-off” and opening of the Exhibit Hall. This event gives attendees the chance to wine and dine and network with colleagues and friends. The reception is a premiere networking opportunity and ensures that attendees will be surrounded by your company name and image for hours. Additional benefits include:
  • Premier placement of company logo on reception signage.
  • Beverage napkins printed with your company logo.
  • Drink tickets printed with your company logo.


Tote Bags

The bags are a favorite with all conference attendees and get long-lasting use and exposure beyond the conference. Additional benefits include:
  • Logo prominently displayed on the tote bags along with AGA logo.
  • Opportunity to insert two promotional items into the conference bags.


New! Virtual Conference & Session Library

Sponsor the PDT virtual streaming and get the prime exposure you deserve. The live stream player that all virtual attendees view will be branded with your company logo and links to your website. A slide can also be created with your company branding while waiting for the session to begin. After the event, your logo will be on top of the library page where hundreds of attendees will access.
  • Logo prominently displayed on the attendee virtual stream player and session library after the event.
  • Opportunity to insert two promotional items into the conference bags.


Gold Level: $25,000/opportunity

All Gold Level sponsors enjoy benefits unique to their selected opportunity, and the following standard benefits:
  1. Guaranteed spot on the conference technical committee—help shape the agenda by coordinating education sessions and selecting speakers.
  2. Four complimentary conference registrations.

Gold-level opportunities:

AGA Executive Session

Designed exclusively for forward-thinking, executive level government accountability leaders, the Executive Session gives participants the chance to take an active role in discussing the major issues facing the profession and how AGA can be part of the solution. Speakers and facilitators will lay out the critical issues, help lead the discussion, and generate key points and conclusions for a white paper. Do you want to be in the center of this discussion? This is one of the best opportunities your company has to define and clarify the responsibilities of the profession and the role AGA plays as the professional organization representing all levels of government. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Opportunity to facilitate discussions.
  • Premier placement of company logo on executive session signage.
  • Beverage napkins printed with your company logo.  


Opening Ceremony

This is the perfect event to show your company’s support of AGA and PDT 2013. Give attendees a sunny Orlando welcome, featuring the singing of the National Anthem and special entertainment. The Opening Ceremony is always well attended and lets attendees know the PDT is officially under way. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Opportunity to give brief welcome remarks during the opening ceremony
  • Opportunity to place promotional items on each seat.
  • Premier placement of company logo on opening ceremony signage.
  • Logo prominently displayed on a large screen at the opening ceremony.
  • VIP seating — we’ll reserve one table at the front of the room for your registered staff.


General Session/Keynote Address

The main event of any conference is the keynote speaker and general sessions are a great opportunity to get your name seen and heard by conference attendees. Treat attendees to a stimulating, motivational presentation by a top-rated, nationally recognized speaker. Additional benefits include:
  • Opportunity to give brief welcome remarks during the general session
  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker (introduction/bio provided by AGA).
  • Logo prominently displayed on a large screen at the general session.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.


Luncheon

Capture the crowd of government financial managers and accountability professionals as they meet each day in a relaxing atmosphere and take a break from educational activities. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Opportunity to give brief welcome remarks during the luncheon.
  • Opportunity to place promotional items on each seat.
  • Premier placement of company logo on Luncheon signage.
  • Logo prominently displayed on a large screen at the luncheon.
  • VIP seating—we’ll reserve one table at the front of the room for your registered staff and guests.  
 

Monday Exhibit Hall Reception

The Monday Mixer offers the perfect opportunity to network with current and future customers. Held in the Exhibit Hall, this “happy hour” event gives attendees another chance to check out the exhibit booths, mix and mingle with colleagues and friends. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Premier placement of company logo on reception signage.
  • Beverage napkins printed with your company logo.
  • Drink tickets printed with your company logo.
  • Special lighting/plasma display illuminating your logo at the reception entrance.


Cyber Lounge

Get your name in front of attendees as they check their e-mail or have a look at the latest offerings on the AGA website. Computers in this high-traffic area open to your home page, screen savers will ensure your logo is seen at all times. Bring branded mouse pads, pens or stationery for more impact. This sponsorship will launch your company’s advertising needs into the digital age. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Naming rights to the cyber lounge (Exclusive Sponsor Only)
  • Premier placement of company logo on cyber lounge signage.
  • Opportunity to place your company logo on cyber lounge computer screens.
  • Opportunity to place mouse pads, pens, modem cord winders and other promotional items at the computer stations.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.  


Relaxation Station

Generate booth traffic and outstanding visibility by sponsoring this relaxing service. The seated upper-body massage melts away the classic tension areas to help attendees remain refreshed, alert and energized. Your takeaway literature will be available to reinforce your services to a relaxed, receptive audience. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Naming rights to the relaxation station.
  • Premier placement of company logo on relaxation station signage.
  • Logo prominently displayed massage coupons—insert them in the attendee bags or hand them out at your booth.
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in the relaxation station.
  • Opportunity to provide golf shirts and/or other signature clothing for the massage therapists to wear.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.


Golf Simulator

Sponsor the Golf Simulator and you’re sure to be a hit of the show! This eye-catching, stand-alone golf simulator is located in the exhibit hall and entices golf experts and novices alike with golf simulation games and putting challenges. Showcase your swing, personality and business to your target audience. The golf simulator allows attendees to compete in a closest-to-the-pin contest while increasing traffic to your booth! This booth always draws a crowd that stays—and with your company named as sponsor, you'll enjoy championship exposure.
  • Naming rights to the golf simulator.
  • Premier placement of company logo on golf simulator signage.
  • Logo prominently displayed golf simulator coupons—insert them in the attendee bags or hand them out at your booth. • Staff to operate the simulator during exhibit hall hours
  • Opportunity to provide golf shirts and/or other signature clothing for the golf simulator operator to wear.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.  


Photo Booth

Help attendees capture the magic and memories of Orlando and PDT 2013, by sponsoring this new conference feature. The photo booth features green screen technology and creative backdrops to provide a fun and interactive photo experience. Generate leads and excitement as you allow guests to be a part of the action and take away a keepsake from the event. Attendees will enjoy bringing home lasting memories of their time at the conference — with your company logo prominently displayed on each photo your name will always be front and center. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Naming rights to the photo booth.
  • Premier placement of company logo on photo booth signage and printed pictures.
  • Logo prominently displayed photo booth coupons—insert them in the attendee bags or hand them out at your booth.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.


Notebooks

Help attendees keep track of what they’ve learned. Your logo will be printed on journal books and inserted into every bag. When attendees get back to their office and review what they’ve learned, your logo will be front and center. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Logo prominently displayed on the notebooks along with the AGA logo.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.
 

Badge Holders

Let the attendees do the advertising for you! Badge holders are printed with your logo on the front and on the back so your company name will never be out of sight. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Logo prominently displayed on the badge holders along with the AGA logo.
  • Opportunity to insert two promotional items into the conference bags.


Hydration Station/Reusable Water Bottles

Make waves and quench the thirst of attendees as they traverse between sessions. Show your concern for the environment and receive favorable recall in the minds of your target market. Your logo will appear on reusable water bottle that attendees will use during the conference and when they return home. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Premier placement of company logo on reusable Travel Mug.
  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.

Silver Level: $15,000/opportunity

All Silver Level sponsors enjoy benefits unique to their selected opportunity, and the following standard benefits:
  1. Three complimentary conference registrations
  2. Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags

Silver-level opportunities:

WIFI Access & PDT App

Sponsor the free WIFI access to attendees and have your company homepage as the landing page and your tagline or company name as the login or password code. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Branding of WIFI access name
  • Branding of the PDT app
 

Breakfast

Treat attendees to their first cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and help them get their day off to the right start. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Premier placement of company logo on breakfast signage.
  • Beverage napkins printed with your company logo (Monday and Tuesday only).
  • Logo prominently displayed on a large screen at the breakfast (Wednesday only).
 

Host Committee Shirts

Host Committee volunteers will be seen throughout the week wearing a shirt with your company logo. These shirts help to easily identify the volunteers to conference attendees. Volunteers will be visible at the Registration Desk, meeting rooms and in the hospitality suite providing excellent exposure for your company. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Logo prominently displayed on the host committee shirts along with the AGA logo.
 

Hotel Door Drop

Extend your marketing reach by delivering your promotional literature directly to the doors of PDT attendees staying at the PDT hotels. Take advantage of this great sponsorship to ensure attendees know about your show specials or new products/services. Additional benefits include:
 
  • One piece promotional flyer/brochure placed under attendee doors.

Bronze Level: $10,000/opportunity

All Bronze Level sponsors enjoy benefits unique to their selected opportunity, and the following standard benefits:
  1. Two complimentary conference registrations
  2. Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags

Bronze-level opportunities:

Hotel Room Key Cards

Open the door to new customers and big sales. Your company logo and message will appear on the room key cards of every attendee staying at the official conference hotel(s). Key cards are distributed at hotel check-in. This is a great opportunity to be at everyone’s fingertips. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Company logo or full color advertisement prominently displayed on the front of key cards.


Cyber Lounge (Co-sponsorship, Limited to two companies)

Gain valuable exposure while attendees check their e-mail or surf the Web. The home page will open to your website and screen savers will ensure your logo is seen at all times. Bring company-branded mouse pads, pens or stationery for more impact. Additional benefits include:
  • Premier placement of company logo on cyber lounge signage.
  • Opportunity to place your company logo on several cyber lounge computer screens.
  • Opportunity to place mouse pads, pens, modem cord winders and other promotional items at the computer stations
 

Phone Charging Station

Capture the undivided attention of attendees as they power up their blackberries, cell phones, and other wireless devices without leaving the conference. The Recharge Station provides a convenient to PDT attendees and gives your company the opportunity to get your message across to a captive audience. Two charging stations will be placed in high visibility areas with your company’s logo and tagline displayed on the stations. Additional benefits include:

  • Premier placement of company logo on charging stations.
 

Hand Sanitizer Station

Drive more traffic to your booth by sponsoring the hand sanitizer stations located in high visibility areas at the conference. Attendees will appreciate the use of antibacterial hand sanitizer during the conference. Additional benefits include:

  • Premier placement of company logo on hand sanitizer stations.

Brass Level: $6,500/opportunity

All Brass Level sponsors enjoy benefits unique to their selected opportunity, and the following standard benefits:
  1. One complimentary conference registration
  2. Opportunity to insert one promotional item in the conference bags

Brass level opportunities:
Coffee Break

Perk up participants! Gain exposure by treating attendees to a beverage and provide a refreshing “pick me up.” Coffee, tea, soda and water will be served in the Exhibit Hall to give attendees that boost to help carry them through the day. Additional benefits include:
 
  • Premier placement of company logo on coffee break signage.
  • Beverage napkins printed with your company logo.
 

Directional Signage

This is a great sponsorship to maximize your visibility and help attendees find their way. Your logo is printed on each sign—a sure way to have your name seen by everyone in attendance! Additional benefits include:

  • Premier placement of company logo on directional signage. • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.
 

Standing Sign Boards

Your advertisement will be prominently displayed on these freestanding, double-sided signboards. Measuring 8’ high and 3’ wide, your signboard will be placed in high traffic area at the conference. Additional benefits include:

  • Advertisement on one signboard.
 

City Maps

Help attendees find their way around Orlando! Sponsor the Nashville city map and receive tremendous visibility. Your company name and logo will be printed on the cover of the map and will be distributed to all attendees. Additional benefits include:

  • Company logo and tagline on cover of map.

Other Promotional Opportunities

Bag Stuffers: $1,000

Even if you cannot attend, get your message in the bag! One promotional item of your choice will be inserted into every conference bag. You can publicize an upcoming event, promote a new product or draw traffic to your booth. Just provide copies of your pre-printed material or giveaway to AGA and we’ll take care of the rest. Items may include, but are not limited to, a CD of your products/services, marketing brochure (8-page maximum), pens, calculators, mouse pads, luggage tags and other promotional items not already sponsored by AGA. Bag stuffers must be approved by AGA. Company is responsible for shipping materials in time to be placed in the bags prior to the opening of the show. Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to insert one promotional item into the conference bags.
 

Booth Bingo: $300

Booth Bingo is a fun and exciting way to meet and engage with attendees at your booth. Each delegate will receive a booth bingo card in their conference bag that lists the names of participating exhibitors. Attendees will visit the booth to get a stamp for their card. All completed booth bingo card will be eligible for big prizes at the closing session on Friday. Participating exhibitors will also have an option to donate prizes for the delegates (prizes should value $100 or more). Your company name and donated prize will be printed on the card.

Online Listing Enhancements: $250

Don’t be just another name on the list – enhance your online exhibitor listing today! Increase your profile by enhancing your listing online.

 

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